DETROIT (AP) — Northern Kentucky earned an NCAA Tournament bid for the second time in three years.
And this time, the Norse will not be satisfied with just appearing in college basketball's...
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Tyler Sharpe had 25 points as Northern Kentucky beat Detroit 99-88 in the Horizon Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Wednesday night. Trevon Faulkner added 20 points...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jalen Tate had a career-high 30 points as Northern Kentucky narrowly beat Green Bay 86-82 on Saturday to clinch at least a share of its second consecutive Horizon League...
NKU looks to sweep Green Bay
Northern Kentucky (22-8, 12-5) vs. Green Bay (16-14, 10-7)
Resch Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Green Bay seeks revenge on Northern Kentucky after...
NKU looks to extend streak vs Milwaukee
Northern Kentucky (21-8, 11-5) vs. Milwaukee (9-20, 4-12)
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: NKU looks for its sixth straight win in the...
Cleveland St. snaps N. Kentucky’s 20-game home win streak
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Jaalam Hill had his first career double-double to help last-place Cleveland State beat Northern Kentucky 83-77 Saturday night to knock the Norse out of first in the...
NKU looks to sweep Cleveland St.
Cleveland State (8-21, 3-13) vs. Northern Kentucky (21-7, 11-4)
BB&T Arena, Highland Heights, Kentucky; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Northern Kentucky goes for the season sweep...
McDonald carries N. Kentucky over Youngstown St. 76-69
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald had 27 points and 12 rebounds as Northern Kentucky won its 16th straight home game, getting past Youngstown State 76-69 on Thursday night.
Wampler scores 29, Wright St. ties Norse for 1st in Horizon
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Bill Wampler scored a career-high 29 points and Wright State rallied to beat Northern Kentucky 81-77 on Friday night and join the Norse in a first-place tie in the Horizon League.
Wampler was 10-of-14 shooting and made four 3-pointers for the Raiders (16-11, 10-4). Loudon Love added 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds. The Raiders shot 55 percent and made 9 of 19 from the arc.
McDonald scores 21 to carry N. Kentucky past Oakland 79-64
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald had 21 points and 13 rebounds as Northern Kentucky extended its home winning streak to 15 games, defeating Oakland 79-64 on Saturday night.
Jalen Tate had 19 points and six assists for Northern Kentucky (20-6, 10-3 Horizon League). Dantez Walton added 15 points and seven rebounds. Tyler Sharpe had 11 points for the hosts.
Hot-shooting Northern Kentucky beats Detroit Mercy 97-65
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald scored 20 points and Northern Kentucky cruised to a 97-65 victory over Detroit Mercy on Thursday night to halt a two-game skid.
The Norse (19-6, 9-3 Horizon League) also beat Detroit Mercy 95-73 on Jan. 5 to start a six-game win streak. Detroit Mercy (9-15, 6-6) has lost five of its last six games.
McDonald scores 30 with 13 boards, NKU beats Milwaukee
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald had 30 points and 13 rebounds on Saturday night and Northern Kentucky dominated the second half to beat Milwaukee 73-60.
McDonald had his fourth career 30-point game and his 44th double-double for the Norse (18-4, 8-1 Horizon), who won their sixth in a row and maintained a two-game lead in the league standings.
Vogt’s double-double helps N. Kentucky beat Green Bay 87-65
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Chris Vogt had his first career double-double to help Northern Kentucky beat Green Bay 87-65 on Thursday night for the Norse's fifth consecutive win.
McDonald’s 23 pts sends N Kentucky past Youngstown St
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Drew McDonald scored 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds and Northern Kentucky beat Youngstown State 82-74 on Saturday.
The Norse (16-4, 6-1 Horizon League) entered the game in a first-place tie with Detroit Mercy in league play. NKU now has won eight of its last nine game and is off to its best start since 2011-12, the Norse's last year of Division II play.
Northern Kentucky rolls over Cleveland State 91-76
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tyler Sharpe sank five 3-pointers and scored 23 points and Drew McDonald notched his 10th double-double of the season as Northern Kentucky cruised to a 91-76 victory over Cleveland State on Thursday night.
McDonald lifts Northern Kentucky over Wright State 68-64
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald had 22 points and 12 rebounds and made a pair of key baskets late as Northern Kentucky won its 11th straight home game, edging Wright State 68-64 on Friday night.
McDonald gave the Norse the lead for good on a layup that made it 64-62 with 1:22 left and made it a five-point lead on a 3-pointer with 40 seconds to go.
Northern Kentucky took control early in the second half and never trailed after taking a 40-39 lead. Wright State tied it at 56, 60 and 62.
McDonald leads Northern Kentucky past Detroit Mercy
DETROIT (AP) — Drew McDonald scored 23 points to lead six players in double figures and Northern Kentucky breezed to a 95-73 victory over Detroit Mercy on Saturday.
Oakland goes to 3-0, beats Northern Kentucky, 76-74
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Xavier Hill-Mais scored nine of his team-high 32 points in the final 10 minutes as Oakland came from 10 points down to beat Northern Kentucky, 76-74 in the Golden Grizzlies' Horizon League home opener Thursday night.
Oakland now has won five of its last six meetings with Northern Kentucky.
Tate, McDonald lead Northern Kentucky over UIC 73-58
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Jalen Tate scored a career-high 25 points, Drew McDonald had 19 points and 20 rebounds, and Northern Kentucky beat Illinois-Chicago 73-58 on Sunday night.
McDonald became the first Norse player in over 46 years to record at least 20 rebounds. Jim McMillan had 23 rebounds for the Norse (12-3, 2-0 Horizon League) on Dec. 18, 1972, against Anderson (Ind.)
McDonald’s double-double helps N. Kentucky beat IUPUI 92-77
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald had his seventh double-double of the season and Tyler Sharpe scored 16 points to help Northern Kentucky beat IUPUI 92-77 on Friday night in the Horizon League opener for both teams.
McDonald finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds, making 6 of 9 from the field, including 3-of-4 3-pointers, and 9 of 11 from the free-throw line. Dantez Walton added 12 points and Jalen Tate and Adrian Nelson scored 10 apiece for Northern Kentucky (11-3).
Northern Kentucky holds off Northern Illinois 65-62
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald had 15 points and 12 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season and Northern Kentucky beat Northern Illinois 65-62 on Thursday night.
McDonald leads Northern Kentucky over Miami (Ohio) 72-66
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald had 21 points and 10 rebounds and made four free throws in the final minute to help Northern Kentucky hold off Miami (Ohio) 72-66 on Sunday.
Northern Kentucky downs UMBC 78-60 behind McDonald
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald scored 21 points with three 3-pointers, Dantez Walton added a career-high 19 points with four assists, and Northern Kentucky pulled away with a 30-2 first-half run to beat UMBC 78-60 on Friday night.
Tyler Sharpe scored 14 points with three 3s and Zaynah Robinson had 10 points with six assists for the Norse (8-1), who shot 55 percent to UMBC's 34 percent.
McDonald scores 31, Northern Kentucky beats Coastal Carolina
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald had seven of his season-high 31 points in the final four minutes to help Northern Kentucky close out the NKU Basketball Classic with an 89-83 win over Coastal Carolina on Sunday night.
McDonald's layup with 1:26 left made it 84-76 for the Norse (6-0). The Chanticleers' David Kralj hit a 3-pointer at 1:09 to cut the deficit to five, but Northern Kentucky made 5 of 6 free throws in the final minute.
McDonald, Walton keep N. Kentucky perfect beating Manhattan
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald scored 19 points, Dantez Walton scored 15 and undefeated Northern Kentucky beat Manhattan 59-53 on Saturday night.
Thomas Capuano's 3-pointer brought the Jaspers within 56-51 with 3:14 left and then Manhattan went cold, missing 7 of 8 from the field. Northern Kentucky (5-0) led 25-19 at halftime and extended the margin to 40-25 when Tyler Sharpe buried a 3-pointer with 14:21 remaining.
Tate, McDonald help Northern Kentucky roll to 77-50 win
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Jalen Tate scored 16 points with five assists and a pair of steals, leading Northern Kentucky past UNC Asheville 77-50 on Friday night.
Drew McDonald added 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Norse (4-0), who outrebounded UNC Asheville 42-27. Dantez Walton added 10 points, eight boards and five assists for NKU, which had 25 assists on 27 made field goals. The Norse added 27 points at the foul line.
Northern Kentucky beats D-III Wabash 99-59
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Zaynah Robinson scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting, Tyler Sharpe added 15 points and five steals, and Northern Kentucky beat Wabash 99-59 on Sunday night.
Jalen Tate scored 12 points, Trevon Faulkner had 11 and Drew McDonald 10 for the Norse (3-0).
Northern Kentucky led 58-26 at the end of the first half and had their largest lead at 83-33.
Tate, McDonald help N. Kentucky rout D-III Wilmington
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Jalen Tate had 17 points, Drew McDonald scored 14 and grabbed nine boards and Northern Kentucky beat Division-III Wilmington College 102-38 on Tuesday night.
Silas Adheke, a redshirt sophomore and juco transfer, had 10 points and 14 rebounds in his debut for Northern Kentucky (1-0). Adrian Nelson and Dantez Walton each added 10 points.
Louisville rallies past Northern Kentucky 66-58 in NIT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Deng Adel had 20 points, including 16 during Louisville's hot-shooting second half that rallied the Cardinals past Northern Kentucky 66-58 Tuesday night in a first-round NIT game.
DETROIT (AP) — Tyree Appleby scored 24 points with seven rebounds and four assists, Kenny Carpenter added 15 points, including a go-ahead 3-point play with 2:20 left, and No. 8 seed Cleveland State upset top-seeded Northern Kentucky 89-80 in Saturday's Horizon League Tournament quarterfinal.
Stefan Kenic scored 17 points and Bobby Word added 12 for the Vikings (11-22), who play the winner of Sunday's No.4 seed Oakland vs. No. 5 IUPUI game in Monday's first semifinal.
Northern Kentucky wins outright Horizon title, 75-56
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lavone Holland II scored 17 points, Drew McDonald had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Northern Kentucky wrapped up the outright Horizon League title with a 75-56 victory over IUPUI on Sunday.
Northern Kentucky takes Horizon lead, beats Green Bay 86-80
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Tyler Sharpe hit two 3-pointers in the closing minutes Saturday night to secure Northern Kentucky's fifth straight win, an 86-80 victory over Green Bay that moved the Norse into sole possession of first-place in the Horizon League.
Northern Kentucky entered the game tied with Wright State for first place, but the Raiders were upset by Milwaukee, 74-73, leaving the Norse alone in first place.
Northern Kentucky keeps Horizon lead, tops Milwaukee 54-52
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald's jumper with 90 seconds left proved to be the game winner as Northern Kentucky held onto a share of the Horizon League lead with a 54-52 win over Milwaukee on Thursday night.
The Norse entered the game tied with Wright State. The Raiders beat Green Bay, 68-64.
N. Kentucky controls Cleveland St. with 11 3′s in 78-61 win
CLEVELAND (AP) — Lavone Holland II scored 21 points and Drew McDonald scored 19 and Northern Kentucky beat Cleveland State convincingly 78-61 on Saturday.
Northern Kentucky holds off Youngstown State 95-85
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Drew McDonald scored 26 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as Northern Kentucky parlayed a big second half into a 95-85 defeat of upset-minded Youngstown State Thursday night.
The Norse (16-7, 9-2) remain knotted with Wright State (17-7, 9-2) which also won Thursday, for first place in the Horizon League.
Northern Kentucky rolls to 72-44 win over Detroit Mercy
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Carson Williams scored 13 points, Drew McDonald added 12 and Northern Kentucky cruised to a 72-44 win over Detroit Mercy on Sunday.
Williams had a layup and two free throws to start a run of 13 straight points, which ended with two Mason Faulkner 3-pointers, and after a Detroit Mercy basket Williams made a layup to close the half with the Norse up 33-16. His free throw helped carry the run, which became 20-2, into the second half for a 38-16 lead.
Oakland beats NKU 83-70, knocks Norse out of 1st in Horizon
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Kendrick Nunn scored 19 of his 33 points in the second half and Oakland never trailed on its way to an 83-70 win over Northern Kentucky on Friday night.
The loss dropped the Norse (14-7, 7-2 Horizon) out of first place in the league standings, one game behind Wright State (8-1).
Northern Kentucky turns away Green Bay 77-65
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Lavone Holland II scored 16 points, including a pair of baskets that blunted a Green Bay rally, and Northern Kentucky beat the Phoenix 77-65 on Saturday.
After Green Bay got within five with 6:11 to go, Holland made consecutive baskets, Tyler Sharpe added another and Drew McDonald a 3-pointer in 9-0 run.
N Kentucky shoots 60 percent in 91-64 win over Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Drew McDonald and Lavone Holland II finished with double-doubles and Northern Kentucky shot 60 percent from the floor in a 91-64 drubbing of Milwaukee on Thursday night.
Northern Kentucky powers past Cleveland State 70-55
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Mason Faulkner scored 16 points with 7-for-11 shooting and Northern Kentucky cruised to a 70-55 win over Cleveland State on Monday night.
Drew McDonald added 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Carson Williams had 12 points to go with nine boards for Northern Kentucky, which has won five of its past six games. Kentucky (12-6, 5-1 Horizon League) got 10 steals to Cleveland State's three and outrebounded the Vikings 38-33.
Wright State holds off N. Kentucky 84-81 for league lead
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Cole Gentry made a layup and followed with two free throws in the final seconds as Wright State held off Northern Kentucky 84-81 on Thursday night in a showdown between unbeaten Horizon League teams.
McDonald leads Northern Kentucky past Illinois-Chicago 86-51
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald had 19 points and 12 rebounds — his fourth consecutive double-double — to help Northern Kentucky beat Illinois-Chicago 86-51 on Saturday night.
Mason Faulkner scored 15 points, including three 3-pointers, while Lavon Holland II had 12 points, on 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range, and five assists for Northern Kentucky (9-5, 2-0 Horizon League).
McDonald scores 27, N Kentucky beats IUPUI 77-59 in Horizon
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Northern Kentucky shot 57 percent from the floor to defeat Horizon League newcomer IUPUI 77-59 in the conference opener on Thursday night.
McDonald made 11 of 16 shots and seven of his 10 rebounds were off the defensive glass which is where the Norse (8-5) pulled down 30 of their 38 rebounds and limited IUPUI to 34-percent shooting (21-for-62).
Northern Kentucky tops in-state rival Eastern Kentucky 91-63
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald and Carson Williams combined to score 44 points and Northern Kentucky topped Eastern Kentucky 91-63 on Sunday night.
The victory was the first over the Colonels since a 69-62 victory on January 4, 1983 and the first meeting between the schools in 25 years.
The Norse took a 37-29 advantage at intermission, opened the second half with a 10-1 run and maintained a double-digit advantage the rest of the way.
McDonald, Northern Kentucky beat Morehead State 86-49
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald scored 22 points with five 3-pointers, Lavone Holland II added 16 points, and Northern Kentucky used a 25-3 second-half run to pull away from Morehead State 86-49 on Saturday night.
Carson Williams had 13 points, Jeff Garrett added 10 with seven boards, and Jalen Tate had 10 points and three steals for the Norse (6-2). Northern Kentucky made 12 3-pointers and shot 59.3 percent from the floor.
Northern Kentucky routs Division III Berea 112-33
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Carson Williams scored 18 points to lead Northern Kentucky to a 112-33 rout of Division III Berea on Wednesday night.
Tyler Sharpe added 15 points for Northern Kentucky (5-2), which shot 56 percent from the field. Jordan Garnett had 14 points and made four 3-pointers. Drew McDonald finished with 12 points, and Jeff Garrett and Tre Cobbs each chipped in 11.
Bell-Haynes caps comeback, Vermont edges N Kentucky 66-64
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Anthony Lamb scored 26 points, Trae Bell-Haynes 19 including the game-winner with three seconds left and Vermont overcame a 17-point gap to hand Northern Kentucky its first loss of the season 66-64 Sunday night in the championship of the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase.
McDonald, Garrett lead Northern Kentucky to 93-65 win
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, N.C. (AP) — Drew McDonald had his second double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds and Jeff Garrett added a double-double off the bench as Northern Kentucky cruised to a 93-65 win over Division III Wilmington (Ohio) on Sunday.
Garrett hit 6 of 8 shots for 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, both career highs with the Norse (2-0).
McDonald’s double-double helps N. Kentucky beat ETSU 81-63
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald had a double-double and Lavone Holland II had 16 points, five assists and three steals to help Northern Kentucky beat East Tennessee State 81-63 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
McDonald finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Carson Williams scored 15 points for Northern Kentucky.
Bing Predicts winner: Kentucky (81 percent)Region: SouthLocation: Indianapolis, IndianaOpening line: UK -19Tipoff time: 9:40 p.m. EST (Friday)In a battle for Bluegrass State supremacy, Northern Kentucky finds itself in the NCAA tournament in just its fifth year of eligibility. The Norse have four players averaging double figures, led by sophomore forward Drew McDonald (16.4 points per game), but Kentucky is simply too athletic and skilled to be upset in the first round this year.